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What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots and more band together to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids? questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. Children who keep wondering can thrive when faced with new ideas and challenges. What If World?s progressive stories aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call-in a what if question to 205-605-WHAT or email an audio recording to [email protected]!

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What if a space monster ate a spaceship?

It?s the year 20,018, and Alabaster Infinity has to team up with Dr. Whendiana Joan to find a new galaxy to inhabit. But when their RocCat Ship is set upon by monsters of many colors, can the intrepid crew survive?

Lessons include: it?s fun to have favorite things, as long as it doesn?t close you off to new experiences; however strange someone?s culture may seem, they are probably still capable (and deserving) of great kindness.

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This episode originally aired October 8th, 2018.

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-10-11
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Why can?t we throw pepper in the air to make clouds sneeze?

Now that What If World has been tied back together with space vines, it has stopped raining. But don?t worry, Alabaster Zero, Mamma Jamma, and Petey the Pirate are on the case? Well, maybe you should worry a little...

Lessons include: Shared green spaces are incredibly important; connection and accommodation can help make us better neighbors

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email [email protected]

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-10-04
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What if you sang so loud that it shattered the world?

Howvarotti has not had a chance to sing on the show in a loooong time. If all goes well, no one will end up floating around in space looking for help from a magical Fire Snail on Whupiter?

Lessons: Unfairness can be hard to see ? practice critical thinking and remember that sometimes we may be the ones being unfair; it?s okay if a friend enjoys a gift from you in a way you didn?t intend

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-09-27
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What if you could watch What If World on TV? (w/ Sloan)

Tune in to the Tuna-Clock News with hosts Tuna the Invisible Dog and our friend Sloan! With hordes of What-If creatures coming to life, Sloan might have all the news she can handle.

Lessons include: Making up stories without enough information can be hurtful to others (and get you in trouble!)

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email [email protected]

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.

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2021-09-20
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What if the sorting hat started saying random words instead of houses?

Long ago in 2001, when Abacus first opened his magical school, many of his students begged to be sorted. But when Abacus conjures a Sorta Hat to do the job, his magic is as unreliable as ever?

Lessons include: labeling people is a recipe for cruelty; grownups and professionals have feelings, too.

This episode originally aired November 6th, 2017.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email [email protected]

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-09-13
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G&G 12: What if the sun was cold and the rain was hot?

It?s the finale of our four part Guilds & Goblins adventure. The team is running out of time to find the portal home before the world inside the Trumpet of Travel falls apart.

Lessons include: we don?t have to tolerate intolerance; it?s not possible to change everyone?s mind, but that shouldn?t stop us from trying to do what?s right.

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our Core Rules, and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, 215, and 216.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode?s artwork was put together using images by Frances Shaffer and OCAL.

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2021-09-06
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G&G 11: What if rainbows could swim?

The portal back to their world has become an evasive rainbow that only responds to emotions! Can the team Capture the Rainbow before Fox and Wolf?

Lessons include: Our big feelings can have a big impact on the world around us; a good leader is willing to make sacrifices for the good of their people.

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our Core Rules, and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, and 215.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld.

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode?s artwork was put together using images by Frances Shaffer and OCAL.

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2021-08-30
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G&G 10: What if pigs made pickles?

Lowlandra and Zachimedes have been caught by Pickle Pigs and it?s up to Scullen Bones to spring them loose!

Lessons include: It can take time to earn the trust of strangers, even when we mean well.

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our updated Core Rules! Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld.

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode?s artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O'Keeffe.

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2021-08-23
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G&G 9: What if bees could play the guitar?

Scullen Bones, Lowlandra, and Zachimedes must go inside the Trumpet of Travel to free all the people trapped within. Will they be treated like heroes, or do more challenges lie ahead?

Lessons include: wanting to help others is wonderful, but it may not always be as simple as just showing up.

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our updated Core Rules! Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld.

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode?s artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O'Keeffe.

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2021-08-16
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What if lions were kings but they acted nicely?

Let?s learn about Cleocatra?s mysterious past! The young cat is destined to become queen of Ygypt, but the Rhino people are sick of being ruled by cats and lions. Can they learn to live together?

Lessons include: Being nice is more than just behaving politely, you have to actually think about other people?s feelings; there is no way we can prepare for every possible emergency, sometimes you have to stay calm and think on your feet.

This episode originally aired March 4th, 2019.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email [email protected]

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-08-09
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What if a dog got a Nintendo Switch? (w/ Emmy & Everett)

Our young guests Emmy and Everett ask What If Questions about two of the most important topics of all: love and video games!

Lessons include: loving someone doesn?t give you permission to hug them all the time; talking out your feelings can really help (though it sometimes takes longer than a What-If story).

This episode is sponsored in part by the podcast Coin Trick, a stories podcast for kids celebrating Indigenous American culture and featuring the voice talents of Michael Horse and original music by Shelly Morninsong. Head to cointrick.net to learn more and subscribe to Coin Trick wherever you listen to podcasts!

Check in with your grown-up and then follow the included link to see Mr. Eric's full interview on 7 Questions with Emmy!

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.

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2021-08-02
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What if a mermaid wanted to fly? (w/ Miss Lynn)

Miss Lynn helps Mr. Eric tell a tall tale, featuring a mermaid inventor, a lonely detective, a dog and a cat on a boat, a colossal whale, and, of course, snake lifeguards!

Lessons include: pursuing your goals may help you discover a new dream, as long as you keep an open mind.

This episode is sponsored in part by the podcast Coin Trick, a stories podcast for kids celebrating Indigenous American culture and featuring the voice talents of Michael Horse and original music by Shelly Morninsong. Head to cointrick.net to learn more and subscribe to Coin Trick wherever you listen to podcasts!

Our guest this week is singer, songwriter, and podcast Miss Lynn. Go to misslynn.com to hear all of her great music for kids, as well as her show, Good Words Podcast.

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen or join our Patreon to support the show and get great rewards.

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.

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2021-07-26
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What if your pets got sent to What If World?

Lots of characters to meet this week, as Ginger the Loyal and Otis the Aloofest visit What If World and meet Hungry Bungry! Can the misplaced pets get back to What Is World, or will the Oopstone trap them forever?!

Lessons include: good rules are made by people who understand their mistakes, and want to keep you from having to repeat them; pollution is a problem we can only solve together!

This episode originally aired July 9th, 2018.

We are proud to tell you about the new board book, Families Can, by our friend, Dan Saks. Families Can is a rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the wonderful differences that make each family unique. You can help support your local bookstores by getting this great book at noodleloaf.com/whatif

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-07-19
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Snail Mail Stories

Fair Elise and Petey the Press Secretey hold are holding a press conference to answer some of your snail mail questions. Will things devolve into utter chaos as the questions pile up? Almost definitely ;)

Lessons include: Thinking of conflict as Good vs. Bad can keep you from understanding both sides; 500 cans is too much tuna...

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Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-07-12
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What if a city sank in squid ink? (Cthoffee Shop Plot Part 2)

Find out the origin story of Scully the Squid and his Uncle Cthunkle, with special appearances by Alabaster Zero and Squiderella!

Lessons include: even grownups can have growing up to do; just because a kid gets older, it doesn?t mean they have to give up on all the things they used to enjoy.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.

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2021-07-05
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What if Cthunkle opened a coffee shop? (Cthoffee Shop Plot Part 1)

When Cthunkle opens a seemingly harmless coffee shop, Alabaster Zero is certain there?s an evil plot behind it. There certainly is more to the story, and we?ll have to dive into Cthunkle?s past to hear the full story.

Lessons include: if you think a friend is making strange choices, it may be time to learn more about them; a person has to really want to change for it to ever happen

This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast from an Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks!

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Our episode features Fred the Dog as imagined by Ana Stretcu, with graphic design by Karen O?Keeffe.

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2021-06-28
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What if a wizard turned me into a lion?

When Charlie, Carson, and Farmer Cobb lend a hand to the hapless wizard, Abacus P. Grumbler, he promises them each a magical gift in return. But the old sorcerer can rarely get one spell right, let alone three!

Lessons include:  how to show kindness to those in need, and to accept changes (even challenging ones)

This episode originally aired 8/21/2017.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email [email protected]

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-06-21
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What if you got sucked into a town but there was nobody there?

Can Fred the Dog find friends happiness in a town without any people? Maybe, if he can find some sticks?

Lessons include: happiness doesn?t look the same for every person, and that?s a good thing; it?s easy to forget to take care of yourself, but it can make you feel really good!

This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast from an Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks!

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Our episode features Fred the Dog as imagined by Ana Stretcu, with graphic design by Karen O?Keeffe.

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2021-06-14
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What if all of What If World had a potluck?

Petey the Party Planner Pirate puts on a potluck party, and there are a few surprises in store? also, a lot of candy casseroles. Then the world gets taken over, obviously.

Lessons include: It?s okay to ask for help sometimes; setting a good example can feel pretty great even if it doesn?t always inspire others to do the same.

This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast for kids from the Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks! Learn more at gokidgo.com and find Bobby Wonder wherever you listen to podcasts.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-06-07
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A Dracomax Q&A (on Cool Facts About Animals)

By popular request, we?re finally bringing you an interview with Dracomax! And it gets better, because this interview was conducted BY KIDS! Specifically, the amazing hosts of Cool Facts About Animals.

Lessons include: we all have a little dragon inside us, and it?s important to let it out in safe and constructive ways!

Check out the podcast Cool Facts About Animals to enjoy more of their antics and insightful questions. You can even support them on Patreon!

This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast from an Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks!

Visit gokidgo.com for more information, or find Bobby Wonder wherever you get your podcasts.

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.

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2021-05-31
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What if donuts came to life?

The hardest part of making a donut might be picking out its toppings. Why not let the donut pick for itself? Existential crisis, that?s why ;)

Lessons include: You may change your appearance, but people are going to have a hard time liking you until you like yourself; finding your path is difficult for everyone, but it?s okay to accept help along the way.

This episode originally aired September 3rd, 2018.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email [email protected]

What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-05-24
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Bonus: "Imagined Life Family" preview!

Our friends at Wondery are sponsoring us this week. So we're bringing you an exciting sample of their great new show, Imagined Life Family!

Imagined Life Family immerses you in the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone?s life before they became successful-- but there?s a catch. You won?t find out who you are until the end of the episode, unless you follow the clues along the way! In this episode, you long to go to Africa and have adventures like Tarzan. But everyone tells you girls aren?t supposed to do things like that. You?ll just have to prove them wrong. Take a journey with Imagined Life Family and see the world through someone else?s eyes.

Listen at http://wondery.fm/ILF_WhatifWorld

2021-05-22
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What if alligators ate crayons? (Whomanji Part 3)

It?s the final level of Whomanji, the Crayungle! Can the Jammaloo family defeat Piggylily, or will they end up turning into stuffed animals?! That?ll make sense when you listen? probably.

Lessons include: We?re meant to learn about our capabilities gradually, so we can use them responsibly

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-05-17
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What if everyone had a superpower? (Whomanji Part 2)

The Jammaloo Family faces level two of the Whomanji game. Will they get their power-ups and finally have an awesome training montage?

Lessons include: even grownups (and older siblings) sometimes need to be reminded of their own lessons; practicing together is a lot more productive than showing off alone.

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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2021-05-10
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Whomanji (Part 1)

Zizi?s giant butterflies take her family to a mysterious jungle, or are they just inside a video game? Maybe JFKat can help them figure it out? but probably not.

Lessons include: just because we?re capable of something, doesn?t mean we?ll be good at it right away; quality time comes from taking in our friends and family, whether or not we?re doing our favorite activity.

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2021-05-03
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What if parents went to school and kids went to work? (w/ Rhea Pechter)

Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it?s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday?d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet?

Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other?s efforts; parents will always look out for you, but that doesn?t mean you can?t look out for them, too!

This episode originally aired May 5th, 2018.

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2021-04-26
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The Case of the Missing What If Characters

With Fair Elise busy being president, Alabaster Zero is going to need Mr. Eric?s help to solve the latest mystery.

Lessons include: admitting you don?t know something can take a lot of bravery; activity can help you feel better, especially after you?ve shared your big feelings.

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2021-04-19
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What if a cat and a wizard were best friends? (w/ Mary & Tanveer)

When one best friend wants some space from another, is that okay? San Antonio based comedians Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora will help us figure it out!

Lessons include: everyone needs a little space sometimes; it?s great to be encouraging of your friends and their artwork.

Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora are late night comedians and friends to Mr. Eric. They have an interview podcast for grownups called Nobody Meet Somebody, where they interview Eric and other great guests. It?s available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you listen! They also have a late night comedy show for adults every Friday at 10pm in San Antonio at the Blind Tiger Comedy Club. You can follow them on Instagram @tanveerarora @mapicarazzi @nobodymeetsomebody and @blindtigercomedy.

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What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.

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2021-04-12
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What if fish had legs? (w/ Tumble Science Podcast)

On our 200th episode, Mr. Eric?s friends Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble get swept away to What If World? again! Can they enjoy living in an air tank while their fish grows legs and tries to take care of them?

Lessons include: grownups have it rough sometimes, too; feeling cooped up will make anyone irritable, eventually

Find out the real science behind this question on Tumble?s companion episode: What If Fish Had Legs? A huge thanks to Lindsay and Marshall for joining us on this special occasion! Find them at sciencepodcastforkids.com

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2021-04-05
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What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

Remember when all you wanted was a flying laser puppy and your mom said ?You?ll blow our roof off!? Let?s see if the old adage is true.

Lessons include: parents may seem unfair, but they?ll do anything to protect us; lasers are better off left to make believe

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2021-03-29
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Escape from the Cave of Cake! (G&G Part 8)

Can our adventurers escape from the cake and find the last ingredient for their magic spell? Let?s hope, or this story will be a bummer!

Lessons include: hiding from our problems usually makes them worse; other people don?t get to tell us who we?re supposed to be

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to our updated Core Rules!

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2021-03-22
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What if birthdays were every day? (G&G Part 7)

Lowlandra, Scullen, and Zachimedes hide from their unicar pursuers in a mysterious cave? and predictably, things just keep getting weirder!

Lessons include: hiding from our problems usually makes them worse; other people don?t get to tell us who we?re supposed to be

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules!

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2021-03-15
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What if Mr. Eric interviewed Petey the Pirate?

All Mr. Eric wants is to have a simple interview. One where he doesn?t end up being eaten? Good luck to him!

Lessons include: beauty takes many forms; most things we feel embarrassed about are pretty normal and easy for other people to understand

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2021-03-08
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What if bubbles ate cats?

Mining robot K8-E3, aka Kaytee Three, is trying to find the last piece of a lost asteroid, but she accidentally unleashes a horde of hungry bubbles!

Lessons include: Getting to know the other party can help an argument resolve itself; there are usually renewable resources available if we think creatively.

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2021-03-01
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What if the middle of the earth was cotton candy and catnip? (w/ Ari Kelly)

Can Ari Kelly of At Your Level help find Fred the Dog at the center of What If World? Or will JFKat and Patty Pan mess up the mission?

Lessons include: imagination is wonderful, but it takes work to make dreams come true; learning when to lead and when to follow is part of being a great teammate

Check out Ari?s show, At Your Level, and listen to his interview with Mr. Eric here.

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2021-02-15
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What if scientists bring back dinosaurs? (w/ Kennen Hutchison)

Kennen from The King of Random joins us on another time-bending excursion full of sciency magic, magicy science, and, of course, mishap. Can he, Whendiana, Learninator, and Abacus bring dinosaurs back to What If World?s future?

Lessons include: Good science takes lots of time, care, and thought; most scientists have a lot more questions than they ever find answers, and that?s all part of the fun!

Check out The King of Random to see some amazing and exciting science experiments with our guest, Kennen. You can also see his short and informative coronavirus video here.

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2021-02-08
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What if a dog dug a hole and everything fell in?

It?s Fair Elise?s first official day as President of What If World, and everybody wants her to use her magic to help them right away. Meanwhile, Fred?s off somewhere digging a very deep hole...

Lessons include: Everyone needs to take a break sometimes; no one person can do it all, we?ve got to work together to truly improve our world.

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2021-02-01
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What if Abacus and JFKat switched minds?

Two of your favorite characters team up this week? or at least they would if they could learn to get along. After a classic magic milkshake mix-up, the kitty president and hapless wizard will have to learn to listen if they ever want to change back.

Lessons include: you shouldn?t have to mistreat one friend in order to make another happy; good listening doesn?t mean tuning the rest of the world out.

This episode originally aired January 22, 2018.

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2021-01-25
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What if unicorns and cars morphed together? (G&G 6)

Zachimedes, Lowlandra, and Scullen will make a new friend and discover a new enemy as our three part Guilds & Goblins adventure is concluded.

Lessons include: Observing other can be a great way to learn, but helping others is a great way to grow!

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules!

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2021-01-18
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Sun Snappers (Guilds & Goblins 5)

The adventurers awaken as captives, with no memory of how they got to this strange new place? Can they find their way out of even more trouble than usual?

Lessons include: A little ?bad luck? can challenge our creativity and lead us to bold new ideas

This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules!

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2021-01-11
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Faerie Forest (Guilds & Goblins 4)

The adventurers get some cryptic clues to start their next quest. The only way to find what they need will be to face down their most dangerous challenge yet!

Lessons include: Donating, repurposing, and recycling your old things can give them a new life; when our actions have unintended consequences, it?s important to take responsibility for them

Today, we?re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales?for adults?that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories

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2021-01-04
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A Cthunkle Carol (Part 2)

Cthunkle left off with the impulsive ghost of Ifmas Present. Will the wicked Squidopus learn the error of his ways, or will he defeated by a sludge monster?

Lessons include: Being kind and fair can feel like a sacrifice, but it?s a very rewarding one; being unfair may not always get you punished, but it rarely brings you true happiness.

Today, we?re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales?for adults?that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories

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2020-12-28
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A Cthunkle Carol (Part 1)

Cthunkle?s getting a surprise birthday present, a story where he?s actually taken over What If World! Of course, ruling the world may not be so fun when Cthunkle finds himself haunted by moralizing spirits...

Lessons include: Great wealth and power doesn?t bring great happiness; we don?t need to wait for the holidays to be kind to each other.

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2020-12-21
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What How World: Tell Your Own Story!

Mr. Eric gets a little help from Alabaster, Abacus, and Cleocatra as he runs you through a story activity. This is a great activity to try with friends and even grownups!

Lessons include: Learn how to start your own make believe scenes from a simple suggestion; you?ll have more fun imagining with friends when you work to accept each other?s ideas

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2020-12-14
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What if pies ate themselves? (with Greg Webb)

Frairien (played by Greg Webb) comes back to What If World with a plan to dominate everyone. All he needs is a cute and fluffy cat. Maybe Snowflake from The Purple Rocket podcast will help in this crossover episode.

Lessons include: The holidays are a chance to bring joy and light into other people's lives, not just your own; we can spend time with our friends even if we don?t celebrate the same holiday.

This episode is sponsored in part by Wondery?s Little Stories Everywhere. Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen at: wondery.fm/whatifworld_LSE

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Check out the prequel to this crossover episode on The Purple Rocket Podcast.

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2020-12-07
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Shark Wars: Part 2

This week, we return to a time when the Uni Order sought to quell the Refishtance once and for all. Get ready for another round of bad puns as Mr. Eric takes on one of his favorite subjects: Shark Wars.

Lessons include: Peace without freedom isn?t all that peaceful; our differences are important and with them we can make each other stronger.

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This episode originally aired 1/1/2018.

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2020-11-30
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What if Mr. Eric had an evil twin brother?

Myster E makes his debut and tries to answer every question in a single story! Fred might have to come out of retirement for this one.

Lessons include: You?re never stuck as long as you keep asking questions; adding strange details to a story is fun, but too many of them can make your story confusing!

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2020-11-23
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The Hat Trick (President Elect: Part 2)

Fair Elise and Alabaster Zero confront the villain who has been challenging What If World?s election results!

Lessons include: There is no such thing as absolute power; if enough people work together, no villain can defeat them

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2020-11-16
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What if when you took your hat off it was full of spiderwebs? (President Elect: Part 1)

Poppa Loo?s News announces the next president, but then a mystery case of spider-web hats overtakes the people of What If World! Can Alabaster and Fair Elise get to the bottom of their latest case?

Lessons include: our relationships are meant to grow and change just as we do; wanting something really badly doesn?t mean you are entitled to it.

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2020-11-09
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What if dogs never grew up? (Remastered)

If you've ever owned a puppy, you've asked yourself this question: what if dogs never grew? When the young Howdy Pooch meets a senior dog at the park and learns about growing up, he decides to dig his way to No No Land and stay a puppy forever!

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What If World is made by Eric O?Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O?Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week?s Fred the Dog artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O?Keeffe.

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2020-11-02
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